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Should Parents Be Allowed to Opt Their Children Out of State Standardized Tests?

I think the answer to this question is obvious. Check out my latest piece on the Daily Caller. Here is a little preview:

I love standardized tests.

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Education Policy

Inclusion: is it really so appalling?

Eighteen months ago my school welcomed seven students into Year 7 whose behaviour was so poor at primary school they were either studying at the Primary Behaviour Service (because yes, PRUs start in primary) or were primarily one to one with a TA in corridors at their primary schools. 869 more words

Leadership

RECAP: EPSA Career Panel and Networking Event

On March 27, 2014 the EPSA Department, TC Student Senate, Alumni Relations, and Career Services collaborated to host the first Co-sponsored EPSA Alumni Career Panel and Networking Event at Teachers College! 329 more words

Teachers College

F......for forward

The new Schools Chancellor, Carmen Fariña, has recycled “social promotion”; a progressive educational policy that contributes more to self-esteem(a dangerous delusion) than economic self-preservation. NYC schools boast a literacy rate that is the envy of the Third World and a mortal threat to our own. 40 more words

The Culture

Student voice on LAUSD will better diversify decisions

From protests on college campuses in the 1960s to vigils in response to the wave of violence in the 21st century, the student voice regarding issues that matter has always made a statement. 702 more words

Education

Surrey's past superintendent to work for education ministry

The Ministry of Education announced on Friday that it has hired Surrey’s former superintendent of schools Mike McKay as a strategic advisor to the minister. McKay retired from the Surrey school district in December. 103 more words

B.C. Education Report

A Jarring Encounter with an Ignorant Counselor

My first impression of my urban high school at the age of 16 came in my guidance counselor’s office at my orientation. My family had just moved from a very small, very white town earlier that summer. 582 more words

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